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tr.v. re·ha·bil·i·tat·ed, re·ha·bil·i·tat·ing, re·ha·bil·i·tates
1. To restore to good health or useful life, as through therapy and education: rehabilitate a patient; rehabilitate a prison inmate.
2. To restore to good condition: rehabilitate a storefront; rehabilitate the economy.
3. To cause to be regarded again in a positive way; reestablish esteem for: rehabilitate a reputation; rehabilitate a forgotten poet.
4. To restore the former rank, privileges, or rights of: Under the new regime, party members who had been sent to prison were rehabilitated.

[Medieval Latin rehabilitāre, rehabilitāt-, to restore to a former rank : Latin re-, re- + Late Latin habilitāre, to enable; see habilitate.]

re′ha·bil′i·tat′a·ble adj.
re′ha·bil′i·ta′tion n.
re′ha·bil′i·ta′tive adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rehabilitative - designed to accomplish rehabilitation; "from a penal to a rehabilitative philosophy"- J.B.Costello; "rehabilitative treatment"
punitive, punitory - inflicting punishment; "punitive justice"; "punitive damages"
2.rehabilitative - helping to restore to good condition; "reconstructive surgery"; "rehabilitative exercises"
constructive - constructing or tending to construct or improve or promote development; "constructive criticism"; "a constructive attitude"; "a constructive philosophy"; "constructive permission"
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The centre will offer a full spectrum of rehabilitative services for patients who have undergone any kind of trauma or surgery and to geriatric patients.
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will train staff of orphanages in Kyrgyzstan rehabilitative massage, which supports physical and mental health of infants and children with disabilities.
Intent To Exclude Rehabilitative Employees; In Fact,
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